Tue. Apr 20th, 2021
India Today Web Desk

The Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday uncovered its emblem for the approaching 2020 edition in UAE featuring tournament’s new title sponsor Dream11.

Fantasy sports activities platform Dream11 has been announced as the new title sponsors for the Indian Premier League 2020. Dream11 won the rights with a bid of Rs 222 crore in Tuesday’s bidding approach.

Notably, the BCCI and Chinese mobile producer VIVO made a decision to suspend the IPL title sponsorship rights for 2020 in excess of raising border tensions among India and China.

IPL took to it truly is official Instagram manage to share the image of its new emblem with the hashtag “#Dream11IPL”, and asked followers how they liked it.

IPL reveals new emblem featuring title sponsors Dream11. (Courtesy: Instagram stories)

Defending champions Mumbai Indians, who will arrive in UAE for the 13th edition of IPL on Friday and will the opening match of the approaching season on September 19, also shared the emblem on their Instagram, and wrote: “Now taking guard, #Dream11IPL”.

Dream11 on Tuesday emerged as the highest bidder for IPL 2020 title sponsorship with a bid of Rs 222 crore. The sports activities fantasy platform outbid on-line schooling platforms Byju’s and Unacademy to emerge on top rated. Notably, Byju’s had submitted a bid of Rs 201 crore even though Unacademy bid Rs 170 crore.

Even so, BCCI was not prepared to agree to a three-12 months conditional bid as it feels it may be ready to get substantially a lot more income than Rs 222 crore in 2021 and 2022. Though marketplace analysts had predicted a dip in the income for IPL 2020 title sponsorship due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the BCCI is hunting forward to much better points in 2021 and 2022.

RR, KXIP and KKR arrive in UAE ahead of IPL 2020

Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday arrived in the UAE for the IPL starting September 19, setting the ball rolling for an occasion that several considered would not get area amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Royals and KXIP landed in Dubai by way of a charter flight, which will be the norm of this IPL due to the ongoing overall health crisis. A minor later on in the evening, Kolkata Knight Riders arrived in Abu Dhabi, their base for the tournament.

Sixty IPL video games will be played in excess of 53 days across 3 venues — Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In 2014, UAE had hosted the IPL partially due to the common elections in India.

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